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Sarah Dunant

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20091113

English writer Sarah Dunant has a certain degree of recognition in her home country, hosting a nightly television talk show on the BBC, and working as a radio reporter for years. Her fame in America, though, rests on her historical fiction, The Birth of Venus, and In the Company of the CourtesanHer newest novel, the third in this triptych of fiction about Renaissance Italy, called Sacred Hearts, gives a glimpse into life at the convent. Dunant talks about the meticulous research she does for every novel, and also about how her early experience with crime fiction taught her how to write novels.

| Subject Matter: Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction, Renaissance Italy | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Fiction |

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